William C. Davell

Bar Admissions

The Florida Bar, 1976
Supreme Court, 1980
District Court, Southern District, 1976
District Court, Middle District, 1992
Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1981
Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981


Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Prior to joining TrippScott as a director, for the past 22 years, William C. Davell, was a partner in the firm of May, Meacham & Davell, P.A. He has been practicing law in South Florida for more than 40 years and is AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale Hubbell. Davell was admitted to the Florida bar in 1976, and is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Davell has been actively involved within the South Florida legal community. He is a member of the Broward County Bar Association, and was active in the Young Lawyers Section, serving as President. Davell has also served as chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Florida Bar, and was the secretary and a member of the Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division. He served on the Unauthorized Practice of Law committee for the 17th Judicial Circuit and served as the 2018 Chairman of the Senior Lawyers’ Committee of the Florida Bar.

Davell is also dedicated to giving back through involvement in community activities. He served as Chairman of the Christmas and Winterfest Boat Parades in Fort Lauderdale, and also served on the city’s Aviation Advisory Board. Mayor Jim Naugle appointed Davell to the first Riverwalk Committee where he provided input for the original Riverwalk design and construction. Davell graduated from the first class of Leadership Broward and served as the second President of the alumni association. He is currently a lifetime member of Leadership Broward. Davell graduated from the first class of Lifework Leadership in 2007, and has remained active as a coach for the years following and is currently a guest/alumni coach. He currently also serves on the board of 4Kids of South Florida, the board of the Christian Business Men’s Connection of Fort Lauderdale, the board of the National Christian Foundation South Florida and the NSU Levan Ambassadors Board. He previously served a three-year chairmanship of the CBMC Southeast Family Conference in North Carolina. This service over the years has been in addition to coaching or assistant coaching numerous youth sports activities including soccer, baseball and roller hockey.

Davell has been chosen as one of South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers in Banking and Construction Law; Recognized as 10 Best in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Legal Counsel; and rated as a Top Attorney in North America by Who’s Who. Among numerous, successful construction and complex business cases, Davell was involved with obtaining and collecting a $44,000,000.00 judgment.

Davell received his Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude from Wright State University in 1969, and his Master’s in Business Administration from Wright State in 1971. Davell was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude from Stetson College of Law in 1976.

Appellate Decisions:

-Kisnad v. Water’s Edge Condominiums, 105 So.3d 526 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013)
-Cukierman v. BankAtlantic, 89 So.3d 250 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2012)
-BankAtlantic v. Glatzer, 61 So.3d 1222 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2011)
-Aboyade-Cole Bey v. BankAtlantic, 2010 WL 3069102 (M.D. Fla. 2010)
-Travelers Casualty & Surety Company of America v. Dynalectric Company, 23 So.3d 1255 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2009)
-West Michigan Plumbing & Heating, Inc. v. Centex Construction, LLC, 973 So.2d 461 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)
-Centex Rooney Construction Co., Inc. v. SE/Broward Joint Venture, 697 So.2d 987 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)


  • Stetson University 1976


  • Wright State University 1971


  • Wright State University 1969


Honors & Awards

  • “South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers” in Banking and Construction Law
  • AV Preeminent® Rated, Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Lifework Leadership- graduate and coach through the present time
  • Leadership Broward- graduate and past President of alumni association
  • Young Lawyers Division - President
  • Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division - Member, past Secretary
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee - Member, past Chairman
  • 4Kids of South Florida - Member, Board of Directors
  • The Florida Bar - Member
  • NSU Levan Ambassadors Board - Current Member
  • 17th Judicial Circuit Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee- Former member
  • Broward County Bar Association - Member
  • The Florida Bar - 2018 Chairman and current member of the Senior Lawyers Committee
  • Christian Business Men’s Committee- Member, Board of Directors; past Chairman; and, Past Chairman of CBMC Southeast Family Conference in North Carolina
  • Fort Lauderdale Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast - Member, Board of Directors
  • Wright State University- Former member - Board of Directors of the Alumni Association

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